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HES seeks items for auction fundraiser
Barn  Corn sheller
Above is the corn sheller at the 1790s Rubin Morgan Barn at the Historical Effingham Society’s Living History Site. The annual auction fundraiser will raise money to go toward adding and restoring more buildings for the site. - photo by Photo submitted

Historic Effingham Society is holding its 6th Annual Auction with a spaghetti supper on Nov. 3, in the Springfield United Methodist Family Life Center at the corner of Cleveland and Pine streets in Springfield, one block off Laurel Street.  

Activities start with a silent auction from 5-7 p.m. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission fee for the auction.

A spaghetti supper, which includes the meal with a drink, is available from 5-7 p.m.  Advance supper tickets are on sale at Effingham Museum, 1002 North Pine St. in Springfield, through Oct. 29.

Unsold tickets will be sold at the door on a first come first serve basis. Takeouts will be available. Drinks and desserts will also be available for sale.  

This is the main fundraiser for Historic Effingham Society. Community support of the auction fundraiser is needed so that the growth of the Living History Site can continue. There are more buildings to be added and restored. The auction needs donations from businesses or individuals.  

New or very gently used items including: sporting goods, electronics, small appliance, antiques (over 50 years old), tools, vacation trips and getaways, gift baskets, jewelry or furniture are among the items desired. Collectibles are always a great crowd pleaser. Also needed are homemade baked goods including “made from scratch” pound and layer cakes, meringue pies or brownies and cookies. Call for details of times baked goods are needed.

The success of the HES greatly depends on the generosity of the donors. Profits have increased yearly, thanks to your gifts. Your gifts not only will provide support for the HES but also contribute to an evening of fun and fellowship for the community.

A trip to the Bahamas in January is on the list as is a new free standing deer stand, some great furniture and items for the home and garden.

Deadline for donated items (except perishables) is Friday.  You may leave items at Effingham Museum 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday or Sunday from 2-5 p.m.  

To donate an item or arrange for the HES to pick it up, contact the Historic Effingham Society office at 754-2170 or call Susan Exley at 754-6681 or Betty Renfro at 826-4705.